Midcoast Conservancy’s Hidden Valley Nature Center was permanently protected at the end of 2017! Our community came together to preserve 1,000 acres, rich with a variety of habitat and terrain including over a mile of shore front on Little Dyer Pond. Miles of multi-use trails, rolled and groomed XC ski trails, along with several rustic huts and tent sites are available for you. Trails are knit together to give you access to one of the most ecologically diverse and undeveloped tracts of forestland in the Midcoast. The bog trail affords a unique opportunity to get up close to a fragile and beautiful ecosystem.
HVNC is a Community Forest and each year we host over 40 programs including ones on our sustainable forestry practices and how you might be able to conserve your land. Our programs are designed to engage people of all ages and interests in the outdoors to learn new skills and deepen their appreciation of the natural world. Come explore the woods and water at Hidden Valley and experience this gem of wilderness for yourself! All are welcome and donations accepted at the gatehouse.
Dogs are welcome at HVNC! Leashes are required for some trails, including the road into the Barn, so please have one with you at all times. Thanks for helping to ensure that everyone feels welcome, safe and comfortable.
Master Planning in 2019: Creating our Vision for the Future. See proposal here.